Shooting lasers through the night sky into space sounds like something from science fiction, but ANU scientists and married couple François Rigaut and Céline d’Orgeville are doing this to track space junk and create clearer images of stars, planets and galaxies. WILL WRIGHT reports.
Researchers from ANU joined female scientists from around the world as part of the inaugural Homeward Bound leadership expedition to Antarctica to develop leadership, strategy and innovation skills, and learn about climate change. Here they share their experiences.
At the 2017 Commencement ceremony, Jamila Rizvi, BComm ‘10, LLB ’10 – among the most influential young voices in Australia – told new students that going to University was about becoming a citizen of the world. She encouraged them to think for themselves and set their own expectations, rather than remaining captive to those of their parents. And she revealed she met the love of her life, on campus.
In 2000 two art valuers had an ‘Oh my God’ moment while looking through the archives of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Out of the ashes of a telescope site at Mount Stromlo, an exciting new building has risen to inspire young people and help them gain a better understanding of science. ROSE SCHMEDDING, BA ’82 reports.
Throughout history, people described as witches have been persecuted. Research at ANU is focusing on what can be done to prevent this sorcery-related violence. ROSS PEAKE reports.
Could drones operate together to conduct surveillance or track bushfires, without human intervention? ANU researchers are working on the issue, as ELOISE RICHARDS reports.
CLAIRE LAIZANS (WILSON), B Arts/B Law (Hons) ’14 and MITCHELL LAIZANS, B Arts/B Asia-Pacific Studies ’13 have been inseparable since toasting marshmallows over a bonfire. Here’s how their love story unfolded:
Astrophysicist Dr BRAD TUCKER opens up about a day in his life that includes searching for supernovas, consulting with film studios and reading bedtime stories – and he has the calendar to prove it.
I had a great undergraduate experience here at ANU where I think I was the first person to do a combined archaeology and geography Honours thesis.
In 2016 ANU graduated its 100,000th alumnus. We asked ATHALIA IRWANSJAH BA/BAS (Korean) ’13, MA Asia-Pacific Studies (Hons) ’16, about her time at University and how it felt to be part of the next generation of ANU alumni.
Emeritus Professor Michael Coper was shocked to encounter widespread misconceptions and stereotypes about law and lawyers when he became Dean of the ANU College of Law in 1998.
Working with gamma rays gave AQEEL AKBER, BSc (Hons) ’15 a unique insight into a medical procedure on himself.
Award-winning author David Marr was in conversation at a recent Eat, Drink and be Literary event on campus to discuss his new Quarterly Essay, The White Queen, One Nation and the Politics of Race. In the essay, he looks at Australia’s politics of fear, resentment and race, and asks, who votes for One Nation, and why, and how should the major parties respond to anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim voices? He writes of One Nation leader Pauline Hanson: “This woman went to prison, danced the cha-cha on national television for a couple of years, and failed so often at the ballot box she became a running joke. But the truth is she never left us. She was always knocking on the door.” Here is an edited transcript of the conversation:
One of the most valuable characteristics of the studio craft and design movement is providing a safe space for innovation.
The Prime Minister’s recent decision to back coal rests on the assumption that it can somehow be made 'clean' or more precisely, that carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies can be made to work for coal plants. The problem is that they can’t and the US experience shows why.
ANU astronomers are investigating four unknown objects that could be candidates for a new planet in our Solar System, following the launch of their planetary search on the BBC's Stargazing Live broadcast from the ANU Siding Spring Observatory.
Former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has used a landmark speech at ANU to call for a greater commitment to Close the Gap on Indigenous disadvantage in Australia, demonstrating his own commitment with a further personal donation the National Apology Foundation.
Physicists have designed a handheld device inspired by the sonic screwdriver in Doctor Who and the tricorder in Star Trek that will use the power of MRI and mass spectrometry to perform a chemical analysis of objects.
ANU biologists have found the first evidence of mass extinction of Australian animals caused by a dramatic drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago.